Wyoming Department of Health

Continuing vaccine mandate could hurt health care staffing   By Victoria Eavis Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — A vaccine mandate for health care facilities that receive federal funding will remain in place, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Thursday, a decision that observers...
Wyo schools, Legislature make few changes as omicron spreads   By Sofia Jeremias and Maggie Mullen, WyoFile.com   The highly transmissible omicron variant is driving another uptick in Wyoming COVID-19 infections, according to the Wyoming Department of Health. From schools to lawmakers, state...
Discussions on how to spend COVID money continue   By Carrie Haderlie Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon wants the public to remain engaged when it comes to spending $1 billion in aid from the federal government. Gordon’s office held a follow-up virtual...
Omicron variant now most common in Wyoming   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The omicron variant has become the most common source for new COVID-19 infections in Wyoming, the state Department of Health said Thursday.  Until recently, the delta variant had...
Virus stalls UW basketball season   By Ryan Thorburn Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — Tom Burman understands the frustration level was high for those fans who drove on slick roads to see the Cowboys start the Mountain West men’s basketball race this past Saturday at the...
Wyoming to receive millions in opioid settlement   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Wyoming personal injury lawyer Jason Ochs spent years fighting for accountability for primary pharmaceutical distributors’ role in the opioid epidemic, and it has finally...
Holiday COVID surge overwhelms Teton County's tracing teams   By Jackson Hole Daily  Via Wyoming News Exchange   JACKSON — A recent spike in COVID cases has overwhelmed Teton County case investigators, who are now prioritizing outreach to more vulnerable residents, the Teton County Health...
Committee tables work on ‘emergency hold’ bill   By Margaret O’Hara The Sheridan Press Via Wyoming News Exchange   SHERIDAN — After three interim meetings and hours of deliberation, members of the Wyoming Legislature’s Joint Judiciary Committee decided to table its current Title 25 reform bill in a...
More omicron cases detected   By Joshua Wolfson Casper Star-Tribune Via Wyoming News Exchange   CASPER — The number of documented cases of omicron variant in Wyoming rose to four on Tuesday, according to the latest figures from the Wyoming Department of Health.  All four of the cases involve...
Gordon prioritizes saving ARPA funds, strengthening economy   By Jasmine Hall Wyoming Tribune Eagle Via Wyoming News Exchange   CHEYENNE — Gov. Mark Gordon presented his plan Thursday for the more than $1 billion in federal American Rescue Plan Act funds given to the state, suggesting more than...

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